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Boothferry Park - Hull City FC
Ground opened: 1946

Back Of The Main (West Stand)

Club Offices, Boothferry Park, Hull

Below is a view of the back of the North end of the ground which is still in existence today. This end used have a tidy looking stand, but the club demolished it in the early 1980's so that a supermarket could be built at that end, leaving only a small open terrace. Note the unusual floodlights:

External View, Boothferry Park, Hull

Thanks to Owen Pavey For Providing The Photos Below:

The South Stand
The stand was opened in 1966.

South Stand, Boothferry Park, Hull

The Main (West) Stand

                      Stand, Boothferry Park, Hull City

East Stand

                      Stand, Boothferry Park, Hull City

Hull City Football Club were formed in 1904. They originally played at the Boulevard Ground the then home of Hull Rugby League Football Club. After only one season they played at the Circle, which was Hull's Cricket Club Ground before moving to a new ground a short distance away on Anlaby Road in 1905. In the late 1920's the Club were informed that the ground was to be re-developed to make way for a new railway. In preparation for this the Club purchased some land which was to become the site of Boothferry Park. But development was slow and this coupled with the delay to the new railway meant that there was no great urgency to move and it was not until August 1946 that Boothferry Park, was officially opened for the visit of Lincoln City. The Club were to remain at Boothferry Park until moving to the new KC Stadium in 2002. Interestingly the site of the new stadium is on the same spot of the old Circle ground.

The ground had its very own railway station called Boothferry Park Halt and spectators could enter the ground via turnstiles on the station platform.

Record Attendance: 55,019 v Manchester United
FA Cup 6th Round, February 26th, 1949.

First game under floodlights: January 1953 v Dundee.

The stadium was finally demolished in 2008.

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